PROGRAMMING EVENTS

a quiet flamenco a quiet flamenco

Rosanna Terracciano

Location: EMMEDIA Gallery – 2005 10 Ave SW
February 1 – March 2, 2019 (Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 12-6PM, closed on Feb 16)
Durational Performance: Saturdays @ 2-4PM (except Feb 16)
Opening Reception: February 1, 2019 @ 7-10PM (Durational Performance @ 8-9PM)
FREE admission

“a quiet flamenco” exposes the introverted and vulnerable aspects of flamenco dance through interlapping/contrasting/complementing/experimenting works in sound and film. It is an immersive sensory experience, which makes space, opens space and allows space for perhaps unexpected variations of flamenco expression.


PARTICLE + WAVE: Screening Program PARTICLE + WAVE: Screening Program

Location: Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers Flex Space – #100, 1725 – 10 Ave SW (Back Alley Entrance)
Doors @ 7PM, Screening @ 7:30PM
FREE admission

Featuring works by APOTROPIA (Italy), Alex Ateah (Winnipeg), Tommy Becker (USA), FOONYAP (Calgary), Patrick Jenkins (Toronto), Marianna Mihorat (USA), Carol Nguyen (Toronto), Eileen O’Meara (USA), and Hiroya Sakurai (Japan)

We are proud to present this year’s screening program for PARTICLE + WAVE that features filmmakers from around the world that experiment with narratives, mediums and personal perspectives. Each work defies convention and are innovative and unique in the way they tell a story and/or how the work was created. Having received over 200 submissions this year, we chose ten short films that explores the human connection through visual poetry, archive footage, personal memories and a sex hotline.


PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival 2019 PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival 2019

January 31 – February 2, 2019

EMMEDIA is proud to present the 5th PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival, a unique 3-day event that will celebrate the critical innovation and creativity present in the media arts community. This festival will showcase an art form that by it’s very nature, is constantly evolving and growing with the integration of ever-changing technological processes. Screenings, installations and live performances by local, national and international artists will be showcased in Calgary.


Rita McKeough: Works – Book Launch Rita McKeough: Works – Book Launch

Published by EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, and M:ST Performative Art Festival
Edited by Diana Sherlock
A publication launch featuring performances from emerging artists

Wednesday, October 4, 2018 / Doors at 6:00pm
Royal Canadian Legion #1 – 116 7 Ave SE
FREE Admission

Join us to celebrate the launch of our forthcoming publication celebrating the career of prolific Calgary artist Rita McKeough, that will be available in November 2018. The evening presents a conversation between Diana Sherlock and Rita McKeough as well as reading by Dr. Jeanne Randolph. Randolph will be presenting a special reading of Dr. Doolittle’s Death Diary, a text included in the publication. The evening also includes performances by Jaime McDonald + Signy Holm, NIK, and Toni Cormier. Light refreshments will be available.


Ideational Apraxia Ideational Apraxia

Kerry Maguire & Gwen Morgan
Part of M:ST Performative Art Festival

Exhibition Dates: October 2 – November 3, 2018
EMMEDIA Screening Room
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays @ 12-6PM (Closed October 6 for Thanksgiving)
Performance: Tuesday, October 2 @ 8:00 PM

Ideational Apraxia is a collaborative video and performative artwork in which the artists, as their abjectly cartoon­ish housewife alter egos, take to home economics and moments of domes­tic leisure in ways that promise to be wrong, botching each task as a means towards generative thinking and doing.


AlterNATIVE: Balance AlterNATIVE: Balance

Curated by Jared Tailfeathers
Presented as part of Alberta Culture Days with the support of the Government of Alberta

Friday, September 28, 2018 @ 7-9PM
Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Rd NW
FREE Admission

Featuring films by: Jackson 2bears, Kez Lefthand, Kelli Rae Morning Bull, Kelton Stepanowich, Trevor Soloway and Amber Twoyoungmen
And performances by: Chantal Chagnon, Curtis Lefthand and Elizabeth Potskin

EMMEDIA is proud to present Balance as part of the AlterNATIVE Indigenous Film Series, which showcases the rich landscape of works produced by Indigenous artists. This edition, curated by Jared Tailfeathers, features artists and filmmakers that deal with the challenges of being able to balance tradition and contemporary practices, while properly finding a positive equilibrium in their cultural identity. They proudly stand for Indigenous Peoples creative growth and mighty voices, while honouring their roots and dreaming of the future.

AlterNATIVE: Panel Discussion
Saturday, September 29, 2018 @ 1-3PM
CSIF Flex Space – #100, 1725 – 10 Ave SW (Back Alley Entrance)

Moderated by Jared Tailfeathers
Featuring Danni Black, Chris Jones, Curtis Lefthand and Keegan Starlight

This panel will discuss the challenges, issues and topics about balancing tradition in a contemporary world, and what resources are available for Indigenous artists where new ideas can be collaborated.


Spectral Illuminations III Spectral Illuminations III

A Projection Mapping Exhibition
Presented with Beakerhead and Calgary Public Library

Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 8-11PM
Memorial Park Library – 1221 2 St. SW
FREE Admission

Featured Artists: Alec Brilling, Audrey Burch, Yu Dong, Jacqueline Huskisson, Bryce Maruk, Eden Slabe, Ursula Sokol, Teresa Tam, Aran Wilkinson-Blanc & Rebecca Reid, and Julian Zwack

Stroll around the beautiful, historic and – for one night only – magically lit up Memorial Park Library for some mesmerizing projection art. Inspired by the building’s past, artists explore its historical figments through light. Get your glow on!


DEEP WEBSITE DEEP WEBSITE

A live multi-channel video and musical performance by Craig Fahner and Matthew Waddell
Presented at Sled Island
Saturday, June 23 @ 6:25 – 6:45PM
Studio Bell, Performance Hall – 850 4 St SE
Tickets: $22 or FREE with Sled Island pass

Beyond the firewall a virtual paradise expands into the horizon. This place, known as DEEP WEBSITE is where lonely pleasures and infinite bandwidth merge. Links fornicate under a seductive laptop glow, drawing your gaze deeper into the endless cavity of kitty pics and 3D muscle bulge. The things you came looking for slowly dissolve as the hours pass and the mind softens. Fortunately browsing history vanishes once you resurface, leaving you with only a hazy memory of the foul clicks and regretful pixels that passed through your once innocent eyes.


FALL/FLOW FALL/FLOW

Sandra Vida
June 1 – 29, 2018 | EMMEDIA Screening Room – 2005 10 Ave SW
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday @ 12-6PM
Opening Reception: June 1, 2018 @ 7-10PM

Sandra Vida’s new video installation FALL/FLOW grows out of a previous series of works in which the artist explored life’s thresholds, transitions, and passages. This new work continues the idea of integrating the viewer within the video image, conjuring up the experience of immersion in the natural world. Viewers pass through beaded “screens” alive with softly descending images that invoke both the tranquility and fragility of the element of water. A range of metaphorical associations are invoked and welcomed in a subtle way through faintly seen text incorporated throughout the changing montage of imagery. Evocative sound suggests human voices expressing emotional longing and spiritual promise.


Logical Conclusion Logical Conclusion

Kathryn Blair
June 1-29, 2018 | EMMEDIA Gallery – 2005 10 Ave SW
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday @ 12-6PM
Opening Reception: June 1, 2018 @ 7-10PM

Logical Conclusion is a collection of logic puzzles, which follow the logic of real algorithms that are being used to make decisions about people, from Trust Scores that the Chinese government is issuing to its citizens, to the Facebook news feed algorithm. Step into this school for young algorithms and see how they “think” by completing the puzzles for yourself. Each one is accompanied by an illustration – as though it were part of an elementary school primer. Read the puzzles, then move the pieces (statements which make up each premise) around, eliminating repeated elements as you go, creating a logical chain to lead you to the “correct” conclusion, given that all the statements must be taken as fact. At least as far as the computer is concerned. Do you think the first-order logic behind these puzzles, which mirrors the first order logic used by computers, leads to logical conclusions?